Cognos BI Developer

Quest Diagnostics   •  

Secaucus, NJ

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 173 days ago

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The Cognos BI Developer will work as part of a small, agile team to design and implement new features and technologies in a variety of different products throughout Quest Diagnostics. This professional will deliver high quality, high performance code in an Agile environment. 


This is an on-site role, based at our new state-of-the-art corporate location in Secaucus, NJ. After-hours support and weekend on-callsupport may be required, based on business needs.


Job responsibilities:

  • Report and dashboard development using Cognos

  • Create and publish Cubes.

  • Create Oracle SQL scripts and/or develop ETL against Oracle database (Big data) for data extraction, report development and report maintenance.

  • Develop , deploy and maintain  frame work packages, Cognos reports ( Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Event Studio, Query Studio) and dashboards.

  • Maintain COGNOS servers including version upgrade, patches, bug fixes, stop and restart services on Development, Test and Production environments.

  • Perform migrations of reports, dashboards and packages (data models) between environments in windows Operating Systems

  • Develop key product features within existing large-scale enterprise applications and new strategic initiatives that will drive system and operational efficiencies, measure system performance, and provide “glue” for complex solutions.

  • Participate in the full SDLC involving design, implementation, testing, & launching.

  • Assist with the generation and analysis of business and functional requirements for proposed software solutions.

  • Participate in architectural and database design discussions as they relate to product direction.

  • Develop features completely including the front-end components and the backend systems.

  • Design and implement changes to systems that yield higher performance and resiliency while achieving lower operations overhead.

  • Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, and serve as a technical lead on small to midsize complex projects.

  • Work closely with other engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.

  • Build software solutions where the problem is not well defined. Design and define the interaction between the other component pieces.

  • Consistently define and apply technologies, standards and software engineering practices, mentoring other team members.

  • Contribute to the focus and effectiveness of the development team; tracking issues to resolution, monitoring the effectiveness of tasks, and providing status to the team lead.

  • Raise long-term architecture issues within project.

  • Conduct design and code reviews of multiple projects.

  • Generate data for project planning, including task breakdown & estimation of work for a project.  Competent in developing accurate estimates & risk assessments.  Track status within the project as necessary.

  • Communicate team and project status to project manager and director.

  • May occasionally act in the Team Lead role

  • Act as the designated expert for owned application area(s).

  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the organization’s development procedures by looking for opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions.

  • Gather Functional and technical requirements for Reporting and Analytics.

To qualify the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development.

  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented (OO) design patterns, distributed databases, and data modeling techniques.

  • 4+ years in Cognos BI and Analytics Platform along with Cognos Administration skills (preferably in Cognos  version 10.2  or above).

  • Experience in ETL ( IBM data stage preferred)

  • SQL (Oracle)and data warehousing concepts.

  • 1+ year in Windows and Unix scripting

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of healthcare diagnostics business.

  • Java scripting

  • Tableau.

  • Big data.

  • Oracle Exadata

  • Experience building data models for reporting and dashboarding

  • Working  knowledge  in Oracle 11g (or above), plus SQL and PL/SQL experience.

  • SQL performance tuning experience

  • ETL ( IBM Info sphere ,Data Stage preferred)